Election-Year Politics Dim Hopes Of Illinois Budget DealThe emails started arriving as heads were still spinning in the state Capitol over Democrats ramming through a state budget proposal. The missives from Republicans on Wednesday accused the majority party of approving a plan that's out of balance by $7 billion.
Juliana Stratton Defeats Ken Dunkin In High-Spending 5th District State House RaceIn a race that served as a proxy war between Governor Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan, attorney Juliana Stratton defeated incumbent State Representative Ken Dunkin in the Democratic primary for the 5th District in the Illinois House.
Outside Money Flows Into Two State House RacesCBS 2's Derrick Blakley takes a look at the sky-high money that's being spent on two races for low-level offices.
Rep. Dunkin Denies Allegations His Campaign Buys Votes An ally of Dunkin's opponent unveiled video over the weekend alleging his campaign is buying votes. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
Obama Backs Dunkin Challenger Stratton In Illinois House RaceIn a rare move, President Barack Obama is joining the fray in an Illinois House race, backing a first-time candidate against a Democratic incumbent in a race that has become a proxy war in the battle between Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Alderman Pat Dowell Accuses State Rep. Ken Dunkin's Campaign Of Trying To Buy Votes
Rauner Accuses Madigan Of Blocking Higher Education Spending BillGovernor Bruce Rauner said he’s supporting legislation to make money available for higher education and scholarships for students, but he insists his nemesis, House Speaker Michael Madigan, is standing in the way, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
State Rep. Wants Vote On Bill That Would Shut Down All Red Light, Speed Cameras In IllinoisA bill that would shut down red light and speed cameras statewide has been buried in an Illinois House committee for the past six weeks, and its author would like to see a vote on it before the March 15 primary.
Dunkin-Stratton Debate Turns Out To Be All About MadiganWhen state Rep. Ken Dunkin (D-Chicago) met Thursday night for a 90-minute debate with 5th District Democratic primary challenger Juliana Stratton, virtually every topic circled back eventually to Dunkin's estrangement from Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Political Flyer Dredges Up Rep. Dunkin's Previous Trouble With The LawThe Chicago Democrat says the political establishment -- led by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan -- is behind a smear campaign. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Fire Marshal's Absence Sparks Anger From Condo Owners At MeetingAn angry capacity crowd turned out for a town hall meeting Wednesday night at Roosevelt University on new state fire code requirements that would force older high-rises to install costly sprinkler systems.
Concealed Carry Prompts Lively Debate In BronzevilleThe likelihood of concealed-carry gun legislation in Illinois prompted lively debate Saturday at a "town hall" meeting in the near South Side Bronzeville neighborhood.